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carry on

verb phrasal verb with carry  /ˈkær·i/ us  

(BEHAVE)

to behave in an excited or anxious way that is not controlled: The kids have been carrying on all day.
Translations of “carry on”
in Korean 계속 -하다…
in Arabic يَستَمِرّ…
in Portuguese continuar, dar prosseguimento…
in Catalan continuar…
in Japanese ~を続ける…
in Italian portare avanti, andare avanti, continuare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行為, 胡鬧,大吵大鬧…
in Russian продолжать…
in Turkish devam etmek, ilerlemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行为, 胡闹,大吵大闹…
in Polish kontynuować…
(Definition of carry on phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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